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brm_268943 - DOMITIANUS As

DOMITIANUS As VF
75.00 €(Approx. 83.25$ | 68.25£)
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Type : As
Date: 75-76
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 8,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince à l’usure très importante, mais lisible et identifiable. Patine vert foncé granuleuse
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Obverse


Obverse legend : CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS III.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Domitien à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Cæsar Augusti Filius Domitianus Consul tertium”, (césar fils d’auguste Domitien consul pour la troisième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRINCIP IVV-ENT/ -|-// S-C.
Reverse description : Domitien à cheval se cabrant à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Principi Iuventutis”, (Au Prince de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Poids léger. Revers inhabituel pour Domitien césar. Cette émission très particulière semble plutôt dater de 75 que de 74.

Historical background


DOMITIEN

(12/69-18/09/96) Titus Flavius Domitianus

Caesar under Vespasian (12/69-24/06/79)

Domitian received the title of Caesar, thus heir to the Empire, along with his brother Titus in December 69 but it was only present in Rome with his uncle Flavius ​​Sabinus who perished in the burning of the Capitol. It is proclaimed "Princeps Iuventutis" (Prince of Youth), a title he retained even after the death of his father in 79. After his brother Titus September 13, 81, some say murdered at the instigation of Domitian himself, he became Emperor for a lamentable reign that eventually his assassination.

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